Emy Koopman (1985, Groningen) is a PhD student in the Department of Media & Communication. Under supervision of Prof. Dr. Susanne Janssen (EUR) and Dr. Els Andringa (UU) she will work on her NWO-funded project Reading Suffering. An Empirical Enquiry into Emotional, Intellectual and Ethical Responses to Narratives of Mental and Physical Pain.
Emy has studied at Utrecht University and holds a Research Master’s degree in Literary Studies (2010, cum laude) and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (2011). Her ambition in her research has always been to combine both of these fields, which has resulted in a specific interest in narratives on trauma. She has presented several papers at international conferences and has published in, a.o., the Journal of Literary Theory. She served an editor for Vooys, tijdschrift voor letteren. She also writes literary reviews for 8weekly.nl.
From March until November 2011, Emy worked as an intern at mental health institution PsyQ. She started her Ph.D-research at the Erasmus in December 2011.